[Trilug-announce] REMINDER - TriLUG meeting tomorrow (Nov 8, 2008) - Pat Patterson on identity/security stuff

Andrew C. Oliver acoliver at buni.org
Wed Nov 7 10:45:03 EST 2007

The November 2007 meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group, sponsored 
by <a href="http://sun.com">Sun Microsystems</a>, will be held Thursday, 
November 8, 2007 at Red Hat. Directions can be found <a 
  Pat Patterson from Sun Microsystems will provide us with a developer 
perspective on digital identity, starting from the emergence of <a 
href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LDAP">LDAP</a> in the 90s, through <a 
href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_Sign_On">single sign-on</a>, 
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAML">SAML</a> and the <a 
Alliance</a> protocols to recent developments such as <a 
href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenID">OpenID</a>, <a 
href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardspace">Cardspace</a> and <a 
href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OAuth">OAuth</a>. The emphasis will 
be on understanding the protocols and how they are implemented in the 
real world, with a particular focus on deciding which (if any!) approach 
to select for a given project. </p>

<p>Pat Patterson is a federation architect at Sun Microsystems, focusing 
on federation, identity-enabled Web services and <a 
href="http://opensso.dev.java.net">OpenSSO</a>, Sun's open-source 
implementation of those technologies. Pat's <a 
href="http://blogs.sun.com/superpat">blog</a> centers on 
identity-related topics.</p>
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